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The Rose Duelist's Ring of Shoujo Kakumei Utena
The Rose Signet in Revolutionary Girl Utena is the mark of a Duelist
Once upon a time, there was a little princess who was very sad, for her parents had passed away. A travelling prince on a white horse appeared before her, gently wiped away her tears, and gave her a ring. "Little one," he said, "growing up alone in such sorrow, never lose your nobility or your strength, even when you grow up."
Perhaps the ring was meant as an engagement ring. That was good, but the princess was so impressed by the prince, she vowed to become a prince herself one day.
The Rose Signet ~ Anime TV Series Normal Version
Rose Signet ~ Anime Normal Version
The ring emblem is based on the crest of Ohtori Gakuen.
This is the ring worn by:
The Black Rose Signet ~ Anime TV Series Black Rose Saga Version
Rose Signet ~ Anime Black Rose Version
The Rose Signet turns black when the duelist who wore it dies.
This is the ring worn by the Black Rose Duelists:
The Rose Signet ~ Movie Version
Rose Signet ~ Movie Version
The movie version is slightly different from the TV series version. The rose is similar, but the circle surrounding it has 4 points on the sides.
Bara no Kokuin ~ Kuuchuu Teien no Hanayome
薔薇の刻印~空中庭園の花嫁 from the Adolescence Apocalypse soundtrack. This is the song that plays when Utena finds her ring in the film.
Where to Buy Utena Rings
The official Japanese MOVIC rings are nearly impossible to find. eBay and Yahoo Japan auctions will be your best bet. (Note that you will most likely have to use a Japanese shopping service to buy from Yahoo Japan.) You might have some luck at Rakuten as well. (Check regularly. Like auction sites, Rakuten lets independent sellers offer their items for sale, so you might get lucky here, too.)
Tip: Use the search term 少女革命ウテナ to find Utena products on Japanese sites. The phrase for the rose signet is 薔薇の刻印
A new official Utena ring!?
Shop Revolutionary Girl Utena at Right Stuf!
For a limited time, Right Stuf is offering an Utena ring if you order/pre-order all 3 remastered Revolutionary Girl Utena box sets from them. As of November 2nd, 2011 Right Stuf has confirmed on their Twitter that the ring are still available, so preorder now!
Details: Size 7 only, nickel plated metal. Will function as a signet (stamp)
Utena Signet Ring Fanbase
Gorgeous, painstakingly accurate real silver replicas of the Rose Signet, Black Rose Signet, Movie version Rose Signet, and Manga version Rose Signet. They also carry a lovely version of Juri Arisugawa's locket!
Find Utena Rings on eBay
If you are very lucky, you might come across an auction for an official ring. I advise you to not hesitate!
Answer the poll! Do you own a Rose Signet ring?
Do you own an Utena Rose Signet?
Buy a Sterling Silver Rose Ring at Amazon
Not replicas per se, but these are sure to remind you of Utena!
Please feel free to leave a comment! Have you found a nice replica of the rose signet ring?